Sony's Windows 8 hybrid has eyes on business users

Sony's Windows 8 hybrid has eyes on business users

Nandagopal Rajan        Last Updated: November 22, 2012  | 18:46 IST

Nandagopal Rajan
Nandagopal Rajan
There is another Windows 8 hybrid device in town. Sony India's PC- VAIO Duo 11 can transform from a smart, intuitive touchscreen tablet to an ultrabook when needed. The Surf Slider design means the transformation needs just one action.

The VAIO Duo 11 puts touch and handwriting right at the heart of your Windows 8 computing experience, letting users write and interact with media and applications on the responsive, touch capable, super-bright Full HD OptiContrast Panel. The panel reduced the space between the touchscreen and the LCD and thus is more accurate, so that you can do precision work on the screen.

Then banking on the ultrabook side of the device, there is Quick Boot that gets you up and running in seconds. Despite its slim size, VAIO Duo 11 is ready for business with a full complement of ports and interfaces including Bluetooth Smart Ready, USB 3.0, USB Sleep Charge to charge your USB charging devices like mobiles or music players on the go; even when the PC power is off.

It is also a good entertainment device, coming packed with Dolby Home Theatre and a digital noise cancelling headphone in the box. Sony has also packed in a new music application augmented by xLoud and ClearPhase technologies. Then there is the new Album app with calendar functions. The apps even lets you 'throw' or stream photos, video and music content to a DLNA compatible large screen TV or audio systems.

Aimed at the product savvy business consumer, the VAIO Duo 11 will cost Rs 89,990.

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